T & M Hardware & Rental
When T & M Hardware & Rental took ownership of the Bellevue hardware store four years ago, various members of the community stopped by the store to thank us and we received a standing ovation at our first Chamber of Commerce meeting for “saving” their hardware store from closing, which was its fate at the time. While many family and independently owned hardware stores are closing their doors, T & M continues to thrive in Bellevue thanks to the shop local spirit that has been cultivated within our community. Our customers literally beg us not to send them to the “big box” stores and won’t even say our competitors name. In a community populated with older homes, we are known for having the products, services, knowledge, and personalized service to help our customers keep up their aging infrastructure. Even our local Home Depot thinks so, as they often refer customers to us for their home improvement needs! In addition to our reputation, we also offer our customers and out of town guests the nostalgia of the “old fashioned” hardware store (complete with the “hardware store smell”) that brings back fond childhood memories. To thank our community for their continued support, T & M provides financial, merchandise, and party and equipment rental donations to local organization to help the community continue to grow and evolve. We are proud to have been a part of the 150th anniversary celebration this year and, with previous owners, to have served the needs of the Bellevue community for more than 50 years.